Episode 160: News Roundup with Julian Sanchez and Gus Hurwitz
We talk about the latest, mostly overhyped, Shadowbrokers dump, and whether Google Translate can be taught to render plain text into Shadowbrokerese as well as Klingon.
Stephanie Roy kicks off speculation about the future of net neutrality in the Pai FCC. The future looks bright for litigators.
Abbott Labs takes a short but brutal session in the woodshed from the FDA. Looks like Abbott’s now-subsidiary, St. Jude Medical, knew for years that its backdoor could be found by outsiders, but it stuck to the view that hardcoded access was a feature not a bug. Too bad Uber has already trademarked the name, because if ever there were a feature that deserved to be called “God mode,” this is it.
Burger King triggers a technical battle with Google and an editing war with Wikipedia with a commercial that begins, “Okay, Google, what’s a Whopper burger?” But, law nerds that we are, all we can talk about is whether Burger King is liable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.